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Help Paying Your Bill

Kaweah Health is committed to fulfilling our mission of providing high quality, customer-oriented, and financially strong healthcare services to meet the needs of those we serve. If you need help paying your bill and do not qualify for a government program, you may qualify for low-income financial assistance.

You can apply for financial assistance online by clicking here:
Financial Assistance Application

How to Apply

Patients may request an application for assistance by calling Patient Financial Services at (559) 470-0016 or (559) 624-4200 option 4, or may obtain an application from Kaweah Health's website at Documentation required to determine eligibility is included on the application. Kaweah Health does not require any documentation not listed on the application form.

The Kaweah Health standardized application form will be available in both English and Spanish, and any other language deemed necessary by the methods discussed in Section VIII, below, and shall be available in any registration or patient accounting area, as well as on the Kaweah Health website. For patients who speak a language other than English or Spanish, or who need other accessibility accommodations, Kaweah Health will provide appropriate accommodations, language assistance services, and application assistance free of charge.

Determination Guidelines

The determination guidelines at Kaweah Health Medical Center take into account the patient's family size and income based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines established by Health and Human Services. You can review the determination guidelines in our Financial Assistance Policy, which is available for download in a PDF format by clicking on the link provided below.

Download the Kaweah Health Financial Assistance Policy in English, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Filipino, French, German, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Help Paying Your Bills

There are free consumer advocacy organizations that will help you understand the billing and payment process. For more information, call the Health Consumer Alliance at 1-888-804-3536 (TTY 711) or go to

Hospital Bill Complaint Program

The Hospital Bill Complaint Program is a California state program which reviews hospital decisions about whether you qualify for help paying your hospital bill. If you believe you were wrongly denied financial assistance, you may file a complaint with the Hospital Bill Complaint Program.

Go to Hospital Fair Billing Program for more information and to file a complaint.